Monday, May 9, 2016

TCAF 2016!

Hi all! I hope you'll be able to join me this year at the always-amazing Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) this coming weekend, May 14 and 15!

Actually, for any teachers and librarians out there, you can meet me a day early at the Librarian and Educator Day on Friday, May 13. I'll be part of the 10:15am panel, "Touchy Subjects":

Comics 201: Touchy Subjects 
Comics, like other forms of literature, sometimes cover tough subjects like death, race, sexuality, gender identity and poverty. But do comics that cover challenging or controversial subjects face more scrutiny than other texts on the same subjects? A roundtable discussion between writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg, educator Fatma Faraj, comic artist Matt Holm and children’s librarian Scott Robins will look at what subjects comics are covering and how this fear of certain subjects plays out differently with comics than with other media.
Even if you're not coming for L&E Day, I'll be around plenty this weekend, doing more presentations and signing books like BABYMOUSE GOES FOR THE GOLD, COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH, and even our new "My First Comics" board books series for the very young, I'M GRUMPY & I'M SUNNY. Here's the rundown:

11AM Book signing at Little Island Comics Table, Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

11AM Book signing at the Penguin Random House table (#113)  

12:15PM Panel: Memoir for Kids: "Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Tillie Walden (A City Inside), Matt Holm (Babymouse), Dasha Tolshikova (A Year Without Mom), have scrapbooked the life lessons they learned in their childhoods for comics consumption. How do you best package memories that are both close and far away, in a way that is purposefully impactful to young lives growing up like you? Moderated by Mariko Tamaki. Marriott Forest Hill Ballroom

3PM Spotlight Presentation: including talking about my books and doing live drawing with audience members! In the TCAF Kids Area, Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

4PM Book signing at Little Island Comics Table, Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

See you there!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I'm Grumpy & I'm Sunny!

Hi gang! Well, the new year is running away from me already. I've been hard at work on too many projects to count, like SQUISH: POD VS. POD and half a dozen other things that it's still too early to talk about. BUT... I almost forgot to mention an exciting new project that Jenni and I just released to the world last month: MY FIRST COMICS!

The first two volumes in this new series of board books for the just-learning-to-read are called I'M GRUMPY and I'M SUNNY. They're the perfect baby gift!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

SPECIAL: Inside Squish! The SUPER AMOEBA comic book covers

Hi gang! I'm finishing up the eighth volume in the SQUISH series—SQUISH: POD VS. POD—and I thought I would share something special with you.

One of the central things about the SQUISH books is that, in each volume, Squish (our intrepid amoeba protagonist) is busy reading an issue of his favorite comic book series, The Adventures of Super Amoeba. The action in Squish's life is interrupted/paralleled by glimpses into the action of the comic book. And, in each volume, Squish reads a different issue of Super Amoeba.

But did you realize that each issue of The Adventures of Super Amoeba also has its own cover?


The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted Squish holding the comics, and been able to make out the teeny-tiny scenes on the covers. But today, for your enjoyment, I present all seven Super Amoeba covers, at full size!





from #5—SQUISH: GAME ON!



 ... and what's the cover for the upcoming #8—SQUISH: POD VS. POD? Well ... you'll just have to wait and see! (Truthfully, I have to go draw it RIGHT NOW.) 

Keep reading!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bests of 2015!

Wow! What a great week it's been for SUNNY SIDE UP!

Our little book has made a bunch of Best of 2015 lists:
And ... SUNNY SIDE UP is back on the New York Times Best Seller list!

Thanks to everyone who made it possible—Scholastic Graphix, booksellers, teachers and librarians, and, of course, all those readers out there!

Friday, September 25, 2015

SUNNY SIDE UP is a New York Times Bestseller!

Exciting news this week: Our new graphic novel SUNNY SIDE UP is on the New York Times Besteller List!

We'll be at #10 for the week of October 4. Lucky thing I had this graphic already made up!

( I wonder if I'll have to make some other numbers...? Here's hoping!)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Matthew Holm and Craig Thompson at Portland's Bridge City Comics

Hi gang! If you're in the Portland area this weekend, join me and fellow Scholastic Graphix graphic novelist Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) at Bridge City Comics on Mississippi for a SPACE DUMPLINS / SUNNY SIDE UP release party!

Here are the details, in detail:

WHAT:Space Dumplins & Sunny Side Up Release Party w/Craig Thompson and Matthew Holm!
WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 11am-1pm
WHERE: 3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

We'll sign books, naturally, and I should also have a few of my Graphix 10th Anniversary prints to sign and give away:

Come join us!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Matthew Holm to appear at the AJC Decatur Book Festival!

Hello, Georgia! I will be taking part in the AJC Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend. Here are the details:

Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation

Saturday, 1:00-1:30
I'll be talking all about the latest graphic novel I created with my sister, Jenni—SUNNY SIDE UP!

I'll probably be drawing, too. I can't help it. It's a sickness...

Come join me—and about a zillion other great authors, including David Levithan, the editor of SUNNY SIDE UP!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Double Book Birthday!

What a day! Today, TWO of our books officially go on sale:

Available at your favorite bookstore now!